Top Ranked liberty charities by zankrank (View Consensus)
1. cato institute
the cato institute was founded in 1977 by edward h. crane. it is a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in washington, d.c. the institute is named for cato's letters, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the american revolution.
2. campaign for liberty
our mission is to promote and defend the great american principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.
3. hillsdale college
hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. the college does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.
4. acton institute
the acton institute for the study of religion and liberty is named after the great english historian, lord john acton (1834-1902). he is best known for his famous remark: “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” inspired by his work on the relation between liberty and morality, the acton institute seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing. to clarify this relationship, the institute holds seminars and publishes various books, monographs, periodicals, and articles.
5. institute for justice
founded in 1991, the institute for justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. as our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, we engage in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government--like the right to earn an honest living, private property rights, and the right to free speech, especially in the areas of commercial and internet speech. as wired magazine said, the institute for justice “helps individuals subject to wacky government regulations.”
6. ludwig von mises institute
the ludwig von mises institute was founded in 1982 as the research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and the austrian school of economics. it serves as the world's leading provider of educational materials, conferences, media, and literature in support of the tradition of thought represented by ludwig von mises and the school of thought he enlivened and carried forward during the 20th century, which has now blossomed into a massive international movement of students, professors, professionals, and people in all walks of life. it seeks a radical shift in the intellectual climate as the foundation for a renewal of the free and prosperous commonwealth
7. liberty counsel
liberty counsel™ is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family. established in 1989, liberty counsel is a nationwide organization with offices in florida, virginia, and washington, d.c., and hundreds of affiliate attorneys across the nation.
8. heritage foundation
founded in 1973, the heritage foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional american values, and a strong national defense.
9. stossel in the classroom
the stossel in the classroom program is sponsored by the center for independent thought, an irs 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit educational foundation that serves as the parent foundation for a number of educational activities.
10. students for liberty
students for liberty is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.
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